To make a truly exceptional applesauce, use exceptional ingredients, like our ground Organic Ceylon Cinnamon, Cinnamon Sticks, and Vanilla Beans. The slow-cooker makes this recipe a breeze!

  • 3 each, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, and Golden Delicious apples (McIntosh can be substituted for any of the others), peeled*, quartered, and cored
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Rodelle Organic Ground Ceylon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Rodelle Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Rodelle Vanilla Bean, split (not scraped)
  • Water (up to a cup) only if needed to smooth out the sauce if it's too thick
  1. Preheat* 5-6-quart slowcooker.
  2. In the crock of your slow cooker, combine the apples, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice.
  3. Top the mixture with the cinnamon stick and vanilla bean.
  4. Cover and cook until apples are very soft and mushy, on low for 4 hours, or on high for 2 hours. Stir occasionally. If the sauce seems too thick add a little water each time you stir.
  5. Remove the cinnamon stick and vanilla bean and using either an immersion blender (be careful, sauce is hot!), a potato masher, or for very smooth sauce, a food mill, smash or blend to desired consistency.
  6. At this point if you need to add more water or sugar (if you want a sweeter sauce), do so, cook for another 5 or so minutes.
  7. Refrigerate in airtight containers for up to one week, or freeze for up to 3 months.